Friday, 18 May 2018

FLYING WITH SOLO: Launch of Solo: A Star Wars Story

FLYING WITH SOLO
Free Public Event in Conjunction
with Launch of Solo: A Star Wars Story
Kuala Lumpur, 14 May 2018 – In celebration of the upcoming theatrical release of Solo: A Star Wars Story, the Star Wars Malaysia Fan Club (SWMFC) is organising a special fan day titled “Flying With Solo” - which is supported by Carousell, the Exclusive Marketplace Platform. Fans of all ages are invited to join in the fun at The School by Jaya One.

There will be a cosplay competition, collector meetups, character appearances, games, a flea market featuring Star Wars related merchandise supported by Carousell and more.

Come dressed as your favourite Star Wars character and stand a chance to win exclusive Star Wars prizes from Carousell. The contest is open to different age groups at the following timings:

● 5:00 p.m. – Kids Cosplay Contest (For those under 16)
● 5:15 p.m. – Adults Cosplay Contest

Fans will be able to purchase exclusive limited edition Star Wars merchandise on Carousell - where buyers who make at least one purchase via Carousellers on that day will be eligible for a lucky draw prize.

Event Details

Venue: Level 1, The School by Jaya One
72A, Jalan Universiti PJS13,
46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Date: Sunday, 20 May 2018

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Entrance: Free

For more information, follow SWMFC on www.facebook.com/starwarsmalaysiafc and Carousell on www.facebook.com/carousell.my, or download the Carousell app from the Apply Store or Google Play Store.

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Nando's Bangsar Village New Look

It's been a while since we've been to Bangsar Village, ever since we adopted the kittens and "half-adopted" their mommy.

We usually visited the mall at least once a week but ever since the kittens were with us, we were always rushing back to check on them.

So, imagine our delighted surprise that the Nando's outlet that was renovated earlier is finally opened and sporting a new look!
And they're having the buka puasa promo for Ramadan, with a tagline of "Family means no one eats alone" and its RM99 for 4 pax.
Anyhoo, we didn't order this yesterday and opted for the meal platter. Kenyang la, for 3 pax. 
And also Per-peri soup with garlic bread.
The interior is much brighter now compared to pre-renovation and now, diners can refill their own drinks at the drinks fountain. Cool!

Despite that, the staff helpfully refilled our drinks whenever they saw it empty. Talk about rajin!

Service was fast. Servers were attentive but come payment time, it got slow.

I went to the cashier counter, as I usually do, indicating my table.

The cashier on duty asked what were the food I ordered. Huh?

Later, she asked me to wait at my table for them to bring me my receipt. Double huh.

Never mind lor... Got more time to get extra refill and drink. LOL

But I still kinda a bit regret we didn't go have dinner at Nirwana and enjoy a banana leaf rice meal before Ramadan kicks in. Hahaha

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

An Obstacle Challenge Up North At BDB Extreme Jitra 2018

Organised by Bina Darulaman Berhad (BDB), BDB Extreme Jitra 2018 is back for its third edition this year and will be held on June 30th, 2018.

Bina Darulaman Berhad (BDB), an investment holding company with its subsidiaries being household names in the state of Kedah with regards to property and township development, construction, road building and maintenance, quarry, golf as well as tourism, leisure and hospitality has been organising the event since 2016 and it proved to be a great event not only for Kedahans but also for participants from outside the state.

This year, participants of BDB Extreme Jitra can rise up to the challenge again, and in tune with the company's motto of "Spirit of Achievement".

The 3rd edition of the only “Obstacle Run” in Kedah comes with brand new course & obstacles.  Participants can look forward to face 10 obstacle challenges along the 8km route in the BDB Extreme Jitra 2018.

Registration is now open until 15 June 2018 and don’t forget to be a part of this epic event @ Darulaman Park, Jitra this coming 30th of June 2018.

Gym kakis, bootcampers, fitness freaks, runners - why not join the event and make a trip to Jitra, Kedah Darulaman?

Test your will and have fun in Jitra!

More info: www.racexasia.com/bdb-extreme-jitra-2018

Register now before it’s too late! #bdbchallenge #bdbextremejitra2018

Monday, 14 May 2018

Silka Cheras Culinary Specials For Buka Puasa

After enjoying the Juadah Silka buffet dinner preview at Silka Maytower Kuala Lumpur, we were back to Silka Hotel for another Juadah Silka but this time, at Silka Cheras Hotel.

From 17 May until mid-June 2018, diners can enjoy sumptuous culinary delights and a taste of traditional kampung-style Malay cuisine at Silka Maytower Kuala Lumpur, Silka Cheras Kuala Lumpur and Silka Johor Bahru.
Starters and appertisers were lemang and ketupat, serunding ayam and daging, keropok ikan, keropok udang and papadum, jeruk buah and assortments of salads. There are also an assortment of kerabu - kerabu mangga, kerabu tauge, seafood kerabu and kerabu daging/ayam.
The soup section featured sup ayam and bubur lambuk with condiments of spring onion, fish cake, bawang goreng, daun sup, cubed carrots, crabstick, chicken slice/meatballs and prawns.

And the main dishes feature several delicious options of:
 Ayam masak merah
 Daging masak hitam
 Ketam masak lemak
 Ikan bakar daun pisang
 Udang sambal petai
 Sayur masak ikan masin
Taufu masak Thai

At the grill corner, we were served with chicken, beef and lamb satay.

And at the carving station, there were grilled leg of lamb, nasi briyani, vegetable curry and acar timun.

There's also an Asian corner serving mee rebus with soto ayam.
Desserts of fresh cut fruits, kueh-mueh, ice-cream and even ice pop!
My plate for the first round - udang sambal petai, ketam masak lemak, crunchy sayur masak ikan masin, daging masak hitam and telur dadar. Yummy!

Tuck into a delicious buffet spread featuring a selection of traditional Malay dishes specially prepared by Silka Cheras' Chef which is available from 17 May - 12 June 2018.
Time: 6.00 p.m. - 10.00 p.m.
Venue: Curvz Café

Early Bird vouchers (16 April - 16 May 2018):
RM55.00* nett per adult

17 May 2018 onwards:
RM65.00 nett per adult
RM35.00 nett per child (6-12 years old)
RM45.00 nett per senior citizen (60 years old and above)

To purchase Early Bird vouchers or place a reservation:
Call +603-9100 1133 / +6016-2011 523
E-mail: sales1.cheras@silkahotels.com

*While voucher stocks last.

Sunday, 13 May 2018

RAUR At Taman Warisan Pertanian Putrajaya

RAUR stands for Rimba Alam Ultra and its first edition in 2017 was held at Taman Rimba Alam in Presint 15, Putrajaya.
For 2018, RAUR was back on Saturday, 12th May 2018 at a new place and with a slightly new format. Taman Warisan Pertanian at Presint 16, Putrajaya was chosen to be the race venue this year.

RAUR is a 12-hour ultra relay race for a team of 4 runners and this year only teams of 4 categories were opened - all male, mixed (both open & alumni categories).

The format for RAUR 2018 was, each runner took turn to run a 1.2km fast loop and winners were chosen for these categories:
1) fastest team to reach a total of 52.8km distance (a total of 44 laps)
2) longest distance covered by a team in 12 hours.

Close to 70 teams (and close to 300 runners) made their way to compete and race in RAUR 2018.
While Hubby and I wasn't part of the crew or volunteer for the race this year, we still kinda kepohed both at RAUR's REPC held a week earlier and then dropped by at RAUR on event day.

From what I learnt, the numbers of teams were kept low in accordance to the park's management wishes and also in view of the race venue ability to cope with visitors itself.
The 1.2km loop that the runners had to do saw them running passing by several sections of "plantations" from rambutan back to the rubber trees and through sections that visitors to the park would not have passed by, by themselves.

The race was flagged-off at 7.00am and supposed to finish at 7.00pm for those aiming to complete the full 12-hours and aim for the longest distance category win. However, just like last year, it rained heavily at around 4.00pm and with thunder and lightning to boot.

And just like in 2017, the race director made the decision to stop the race early for safety reason.

I wonder if the same thing will happen in 2019. Hehe
Photo credit: Running Project Facebook Page
Some photos taken between 2:45pm to 4:00pm can be viewed at Cik Arnab & En Kura-Kura Facebook page. Do LIKE and FOLLOW us for more race updates and photos.

Congrats to everyone who participated in RAUR 2018. Gigih berlari relay tengah-tengah panas. Haha

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